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villa contessa
tuscany | collalto colle val d’elsa siena florence
sleeps 35 or 31 or 25    doubles 15    twins 2    singles 1    bathrooms 22    guest bathrooms 0
Situated in the heart of Tuscany between Siena and Florence, this villa, owned for centuries by an Italian aristocratic family, is encircled by spectacular gardens offering breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside.
Originally dating back to 1400, with additional construction undertaken between 1700 and 1800, the entire residence was sympathetically restructured in 1997.
The villa has four floors which give a total area of 1500 msq. In front of the villa, close to the pool area, there are two guesthouses which can be rented on request to increase the capacity to 35 people. If they are not rented they will remain closed. The second guest house is approximately 450 sqm.
All the bedrooms in the property have private en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower (with a small number of exceptions which only have a shower), air conditioning, a phone, a safe, a hair dryer and a television.
The main villa, which looks similar to a castle, has various living rooms all decorated and furnished in elegant and comfortable 19th century furnishings.
Particularly pleasant are the various furnished terraces, which offer a range of settings in which to enjoy dinner or breakfast.
Guests can enjoy superb and unforgettable dinners either outside or inside the villa.
The staff works every day to clean the villa, carry out maintenance work, take care of the gardens and to assist guests. The staff lives onsite, utmost privacy is guaranteed for guests.

main villa sleeps 25
ground floor
the villa has two entrances. From the back: historical room with small museum of utensils from the countryside work, room for wine tasting leading to the billiard room.
first floor
access by internal and external staircases, living room, 1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom. Large kitchen (professional equipment) three dining rooms all connected together, each with circular table that comfortably seats 12. The dining rooms have French windows opening onto a spectacular terrace furnished to eat and gazebos for shade. First class dinners with silver serving plates are served.
Tv room, room with table games and bar, tv, and fridge. 1 double bedroom decorated with frescoes, en suite bathroom with shower, 1 bathroom. Suite: small sitting room, fridge, 1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi and double basin. Small church. 1 single bedroom, en suite bathroom. Green suite: small sitting room, 1 double bedroom with bathroom, 2 double bedrooms, en suite bathroom.
second floor
1 twin bedroom ( beds size 120 cm) and 1 en suite bathroom. Suite: small sitting room, double bedroom, 3 doubles with en suite bathroom, 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom.

guest house sleeps 6
ground floor
reception with independent entrance, computer internet. Independent entrance: 3 steps to small sitting room with fireplace, TV, 1 double bedroom with jacuzzi, 2 double bedrooms with each an en suite bathroom with shower.

casa contessa sleeps 4
first floor
small sitting room, fridge, breakfast area, garret with tv area. 1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom with jacuzzi. 1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom.

outdoor
pool area
furnished porch with sofas, pool house with fridge, pool with internal steps, hydro massage pool next to the swimming pool, large white gazebo facing the pool, open air showers, sauna room.

amenities
grocery shops, supermarket and shops at Colle Val d'Elsa (11km/7miles, 15 min. drive), restaurants 3km/2miles, small planes & helicopters can land nearby 2km/1mile.

main distances
Colle Val d'Elsa 11km/7miles, 15 min. drive, Florence 45 min. drive, Siena 15 min. drive, San Gimignano 20 min. drive, Monteriggioni 10 min. drive, Volterra 30 min. drive, Montalcino 1,10 hour drive, Roma 2,45 h drive.

notes
kitchen can be used only by the villa staff. A couple from the staff lives in the main villa, another couple lives in the guest house and the keyholder lives at the lower floor of Casa Contessa. Complete privacy for guests is ensured.

airports and trains
airports: Florence 55km/33miles, Roma 280km/168 miles.
trains: Poggibonsi 20km/13miles

notable features
• spacious, convivial living spaces & comfortable bedrooms
• idyllic setting for a small wedding or special celebration
• refined decor with art collection
• separate houses offer flexibility for larger groups or families travelling together
  • • swimming pool
  • • outdoor jacuzzi for 8
  • • air conditioning
  • • tennis court cement floor
  • • billiard room
  • • sauna
  • • internet
  • • fax machine
  • • DVD
  • • 2 phone lines (to be billed to individual rooms)
  • • BBQ
  • • 2 playstation mod.2
  • • cellar with selection of tuscan wines
  • • satellite TV
  • • billiard room
  • • dishwasher
  • • washing machine
  • • mosquito nets
  • • stereo/CD player
  • • video recorder
  • • parking area
main distances
Colle Val d'Elsa 11km/7miles, 15 min. drive, Florence 45 min. drive, Siena 15 min. drive, San Gimignano 20 min. drive, Monteriggioni 10 min. drive, Volterra 30 min. drive, Montalcino 1,10 hour drive, Roma 2,45 h drive.

airports and trains
airports: Florence 55km/33miles, Roma 280km/168 miles.
trains: Poggibonsi 20km/13miles



Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.
2015 weekly rates

35 people (main villa and guest house)
24 March - 25 Apr
30 May - 29 Aug
03 Oct - 31 Oct
31 Oct - 28 Nov
other periods
easter.xmas
security deposit €
EUR
50.100,00
61.500,00
48.600,00
42.900,00
55.800,00

6.000,00
USD
*53.902,59
*66.167,85
*52.288,74
*46.156,11
*60.035,22
*
*6.455,40
GBP
**36.437,73
**44.728,95
**35.346,78
**31.201,17
**40.583,34
**
**4.363,80
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1.0759 USD.
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 0.7273 GBP.
included
staff (1 manager, 4 waiters up to 25 guests) 6 days a week (morning 8:30 - 1:00 afternoon 4:00 - 8:00), welcome dinner and daily continental breakfast (food excluded), change of linen and of bath and pool towels twice a week, electricity, weekly rental, water & hot water, internet connection, air conditioning, final cleaning on Saturday, concierge service.

not included
heating, telephone, food and drinks, laundry service, extra staff to hire in case guests are more than 25 for 8 hours per day 15 Euros per hour, grocery shopping service 50 Euros each time, cooking service 40 Euros per person for 1 meat menu (min. 25 pax) including food, 50 Euros per person for 1 fish menu (min. 25 pax) including food, drinks excluded or 400 Euros per meal plus table service plus cost of food + 50 Euros shopping service. All the extras are taxed an additional 22% lodging tax.

 

2015 weekly rates

31 people (main villa and guest house)
28 March - 25 Apr
30 May - 29 Aug
03 Oct - 31 Oct
31 Oct - 28 Nov
other periods
easter.xmas
security deposit €
EUR
42.900,00
54.350,00
41.500,00
35.750,00
48.600,00

6.000,00
USD
*46.156,11
*58.475,17
*44.649,85
*38.463,43
*52.288,74
*
*6.455,40
GBP
**31.201,17
**39.528,76
**30.182,95
**26.000,98
**35.346,78
**
**4.363,80
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1.0759 USD.
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 0.7273 GBP.
included
staff (1 manager, 4 waiters up to 25 guests) 6 days a week (morning 8:30 - 1:00 afternoon 4:00 - 8:00), welcome dinner and daily continental breakfast (food excluded), change of linen and of bath and pool towels twice a week, electricity, weekly rental, water & hot water, internet connection, air conditioning, final cleaning on Saturday, concierge service.

not included
heating, telephone, food and drinks, laundry service, extra staff to hire in case guests are more than 25 for 8 hours per day 15 Euros per hour, grocery shopping service 50 Euros each time, cooking service 40 Euros per person for 1 meat menu (min. 25 pax) including food, 50 Euros per person for 1 fish menu (min. 25 pax) including food, drinks excluded or 400 Euros per meal plus table service plus cost of food + 50 Euros shopping service. All the extras are taxed an additional 22% lodging tax.
2015 weekly rates

25 people (main villa only)
28 March - 25 Apr
30 May - 29 Aug
03 Oct - 31 Oct
31 Oct - 28 Nov
other periods
easter.xmas
security deposit €
EUR
36.500,00
47.900,00
35.000,00
30.750,00
42.200,00

6.000,00
USD
*39.270,35
*51.535,61
*37.656,50
*33.083,93
*45.402,98
*
*6.455,40
GBP
**26.546,45
**34.837,67
**25.455,50
**22.364,48
**30.692,06
**
**4.363,80
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1.0759 USD.
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 0.7273 GBP.
included
staff (1 manager, 4 waiters up to 25 guests) 6 days a week (morning 8:30 - 1:00 afternoon 4:00 - 8:00), welcome dinner and daily continental breakfast (food excluded), change of linen and of bath and pool towels twice a week, electricity, weekly rental, water & hot water, internet connection, air conditioning, final cleaning on Saturday, concierge service.

not included
heating, telephone, food and drinks, laundry service, extra staff to hire in case guests are more than 25 for 8 hours per day 15 Euros per hour, grocery shopping service 50 Euros each time, cooking service 40 Euros per person for 1 meat menu (min. 25 pax) including food, 50 Euros per person for 1 fish menu (min. 25 pax) including food, drinks excluded or 400 Euros per meal plus table service plus cost of food + 50 Euros shopping service. All the extras are taxed an additional 22% lodging tax.

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posted by: Peter B.
date: Thu June 12, 2008
town | country: Dallas, Texas
opinion excellent

Many many thanks for allowing us to stay in your spectacular villa this past week. Every aspect of the villa – the setting, the house, the furnishings and most especially the staff – was perfect. The team led by Matthew provided the best service I have ever experienced. And the food was superb! From the quality of ingredients to the preparation to the presentation, each meal was better than the next.
I hope to see you if you ever happen to be in Dallas. I will surely contact you when I am next in Italy.

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